1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code V-8 engine


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73,856 Miles
Supercharged 312 CI Thunderbird V-8 engine
Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission
The standard 292 CI and 312 CI 4-barrel V-8s were adequate for most, and the 312/270 HP with dual quads gave hope to aspiring enthusiasts with an available dealer-installed “off-road” kit for 285 HP; but it was the supercharged 312/300 HP that was the true king. Available with a 3-speed manual transmission or Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, this package—known today as the “F-Bird” when installed in the Thunderbird—included a Paxton-McCulloch VR57 variable-ratio supercharger hooked to a unique 4-barrel carburetor, special high-lift camshaft and dual-point distributor, among other special equipment. It is estimated that the engine put out significantly more power than the conservative 300 HP rating.
1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code V-8 engine
$ 17,800.00
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73,856 Miles
Supercharged 312 CI Thunderbird V-8 engine
Ford-O-Matic 3-speed automatic transmission
The standard 292 CI and 312 CI 4-barrel V-8s were adequate for most, and the 312/270 HP with dual quads gave hope to aspiring enthusiasts with an available dealer-installed “off-road” kit for 285 HP; but it was the supercharged 312/300 HP that was the true king. Available with a 3-speed manual transmission or Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission, this package—known today as the “F-Bird” when installed in the Thunderbird—included a Paxton-McCulloch VR57 variable-ratio supercharger hooked to a unique 4-barrel carburetor, special high-lift camshaft and dual-point distributor, among other special equipment. It is estimated that the engine put out significantly more power than the conservative 300 HP rating.

Additional information

Make: Ford
Model: Thunderbird F-Code
Type: Convertible
Year: 1957
Doors: 2
Mileage: 73,856
Transmission: Automatic
Interior Color: Bronze
Exterior Color: Bronze
Vehicle Identification Number: F7FH342055
United States, Louisiana, Baton Rouge
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